Graduates told to stand firm
By PIXIE YUNG
GRADUATES of the YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College were urged to uphold their principles in order to face future challenges at the school's speech day recently.
''Whether you are planning to secure a job or go on to further studies, you should try to stand firm in the turbulence of the modern world,'' said Mrs Vivian Sung, chairman of the School Council.
Senior Assistant Director of the Education Department, Mr Lucas K. H. Chan, who was the guest-of-honour, said the Government had expanded tertiary education facilities to meet the demand for talented graduates which the economy's rapid growth was fuelling.
''The number of students enrolled in degree courses at local tertiary institutes will reach 14,000 in 1994. Also, schools of education will soon offer degree programmes,'' he said.
Principal Mrs Josephine Woo praised the achievements of last year's Hong Kong A-level examination candidates and particularly mentioned Hui Ching-ping who scored five As.
''The A-level results were very encouraging. Out of 10 subjects, we achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in six. Over 90 per cent of our students were admitted into tertiary institutes,'' Mrs Woo said.
Last year, students also attained a number of awards in open competitions. The school's Red Cross Cadet Unit was the champion at the inter-school nursing competition.
In the inter-school cross-country races, the boys' Grade B and girls' Grade C teams also won gold.
The school offers 17 awards and scholarships in recognition of the hard work of students.
Fifty-eight Form Seven and 109 Form Five students graduated this year.